Awantipora: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday trapped and arrested a Sarpanch, Halqa Panzgam, Awantipora south Kashmir for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000.
“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complainant against Gulam Mohammad Dar son of AsadUllah Dar of Panzgam, Awantipora, Pulwama, Sarpanch, Halqa Panzgam, Awantipora, for demanding a bribe of Rs 5,000/- for passing and signing of Labour Muster Roll of Labours engaged under “MGNREGA” Scheme by the concerned Contractor (complainant),” a statement said.
“Since the contents of the complaint disclose the demand for a bribe by an alleged accused public servant, which required prompt action by this investigating agency immediately after receipt of the said complaint Case FIR No. 17/2022 was registered at P/S ACB South Kashmir and investigations started,” the statement said.
After the registration of the case, a trap team was constituted. The team caught red-handed the accused namely Gulam Mohammad Dar son of AsadUllah Dar of Panzgam, Awantipora, Pulwama, Sarpanch, Halqa Panzgam, Awantipora, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. He was arrested on the spot after completing necessary legal formalities, the statement said, adding that further investigation is going on.
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